Yep, it’s happening. Will Smith and Martin Lawrence are coming back for a fourth “Bad Boys” movie.
Sony Pictures revealed Tuesday that the untitled “Bad Boys” sequel is in early pre-production. In a video posted on Instagram, Smith filmed himself driving to Lawrence’s house. Hugging at the door, Smith exclaims, “It’s about that time!”
Development on the “Bad Boys” sequel, which follows 2020’s “Bad Boys for Life,” was reportedly put on hold after Smith hit Chris Rock at last March’s Academy Awards. But last May, Sony Pictures chief Tom Rothman disputed those reports.
“There weren’t any brakes to pump because the car wasn’t moving,” said Rothman. “That was a very unfortunate thing that happened, and I don’t think it’s really my place to comment, except to say that I’ve known Will Smith for many years, and I know him to be a good person. That was an example of a very good person having a very bad moment, in front of the world. I believe his apology and regret are genuine, and I believe in forgiveness and redemption.”
Bad Boys for Life was a box-office hit, grossing $426 million worldwide. Producer Jerry Bruckheimer is coming back for the fourth film, as are “Bad Boys For Life” directors Adil El Arbi and Bilall Fallah.